Monday, February 10, 2014

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Challenge - word focus + Cure for the Monday Blues

Today's challenge over at Papertrey is to create a project with the word as the focus.  I played around with watercolour stamping, stamping with mists and good old fashioned stamping with ink pads.  This does not lead to a perfect stamped impression but more of an artsy look ...
I used Distress Markers and water, Mistery Huey's gold mist and even my Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink pad and Soft Stone Hero Arts Shadow Ink.  All in all, there are probably about 6 different shades  (edited to add - just counted after creating my supply list - 8 colours altogether!!) ...
I added the Happy die cut as my central word focus (as per the PTI challenge) and used some gold glitter paper.
I tried to get some shots to show the sparkle of the stamping but not sure if you can even see it ... maybe a little?
I also used the Cure for the Monday Blues image as inspiration - the candy reminded me of these circles from the Sketched Shapes by the uber talented Maile Belles.  Taheerah found a great image to brighten our week:
I took the pinks and reds from the pic and added some golds to the mix for my creation.   Love those sprinkles in the shot! :)

Not sure if I am loving my final creation but I am posting it anyhow ... :)

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Supplies:
Paper: PTI Rustic White, black glitter (DCWV)
Stamps: PTI Sketched Shapes
Inks: Mister Huey's gold, Brilliance Gold Galaxy, Hero Arts Soft Stone, Distress Markers (Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Aged Mahogany, Picked Raspberry, Barn Door)
Misc: PTI Happy one liner die

2 comments:

Laura Davis said...

Lovely!
Laura

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Love the artsy swiped ink effect of your stamping Cara! And so many shades too - love! Thanks so much for playing to Cure The Monday Blues!